Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei Iaido and Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei Jodo

Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei Iaido and Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei Jodo are two of the weapons classes that are taught at Bujutsu Martial Arts Centre. Both are legitimate arts that originate from Japan and are recognised internationally.

Bujutsu is affiliated with the NSW Kendo Association through to the Australian Kendo Renmei through to the International Kendo Federation. Our classes are the real deal.

                           

Jodo, the way of the stick is a staff art.

Iaido is a pattern based sword art.

Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei Iaido and Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei Jodo Dan grades are registered in Tokyo, Japan and are internationally recognised grades.

The Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei is the official international organization which exercises general control over and representing Kendo, Iaido and Jodo. It was established by the Japanese government after World War II.

The Australian Kendo Renmei and the NSW Kendo Association are the Australian state and national bodies affiliated with the Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei through the International Kendo Federation.

Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei Jodo Kihon – Solo Practice – Tandoku Dosa

Ippon me – Honte Uchi – Forward Hand Strike

Nihon me – Gyakute Uchi – Reverse Hand Strike

Sanbon me – Hikiotoshi Uchi – Sliding Knock Down

Yonhon me – Kaeshi Zuki – Thrust to Solar Plexus

Gohon me – Gyakute Tsuki – Overhead Thrust Solar Plexus

Roppon me – Maki Otoshi – Sweeping Down

Nanahon me – Kuri Tsuke – Pinning and Trapping

Happon me – Kuri Hanashi – Throwing Away

Kyuhon me – Tai Atari – Body Check

Juppon me –  Tsuki Hazushi Uchi – Thrust Block and Strike

Ju ippon me – Dou Barai uchi – Block to Side of Body and Strike

Ju nihon me – Tai Hazushi Uchi – Retreat and Strike Forwards

Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei Jodo Kata

Ippon me – Tsuki Zue

Nihon me – Suigetsu

Sanbon me – Hissage

Yohnon me – Shamen

Gohon me – Sakan

Roppon me – Monomi

Nanahon me – Kasumi

Happon me – Tachi Otoshi

Kyuhon me – Rai Uchi

Juppon me – Seigan

Ju ippon me – Midare Dome

Ju nihon me – Ran Ai

Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei Jodo Grading Requirements

Kyu Grade being taken:

Yonkyu – Tandoku 1 to 4,  Sotai Dosa 1 and 2

Sankyu – Sotai Dosa 1 to 8, Kata 1

Nikyu – Sotai Dosa 7 to 12, Kata 1 and 2

Ikkyu – Kata 1 to 3

Dan Grade being taken:

Shodan – kata 2 to 6 and written paper

Nidan – kata 3 to 7 and written paper

Sandan – Kata 5 to 9 and written paper

Yondan – Kata 7 to 11 and written paper

Godan – Kata 8 to 12 and written paper

LIST OF GRADING QUESTIONS:

The questions below are by way of an example of possible questions that could be ask however the selection of question is not limited to those below.

    1. State the purpose of learning Jodo
    2. State what you know about the founder of Jodo techniques
    3. Give a brief summary of 2 only of the following terms:• Metsuke • Ma-ai
      • Zanshin • Reiho

      • Reigi

    4. Discuss conformity of the mind (kokoro) and will power (kiryoku)
    5. State the details about posture and movement of the feet in Jodo techniques
    6. Explain the matter of respiratory control (kokyu)List key procedures and warning advice necessary to the safe practise of Jodo

Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei Iaido Kata

Ippon me – Mae – Front

Nihon me – Ushiro – Rear

Sanbon me – Ukenagashi – Receive, Parry and Cut

Yonhon me – Tsuka Ate – Striking With the Hilt

Gohon me – Kesagiri – Diagonal Cut

Roppon me – Morotezuki – Two Handed Thrust

Nanahon me – Sanpogiri – Three Direction Cutting

Happon me – Ganmen Ate – Hit to the Face

Kyuhon me – Soetezuki – Joined Hand Thrust

Juppon me – Shihogiri – Four Direction Cutting

Ju Ippon me – Sougiri – Complete Cuts

Ju Nihon me – Nukiuchi – Sudden Draw

Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei Iaido Grading Requirements:

Kyu Grade being taken:

Rokkyu– kata 1 and 2

Gokyu – kata 1-4

Yonkyu – kata 1,3,4,5 & 6

Sankyu – kata 1,3,5,7 & 8

Nikyu – kata 1,6,7,9 & 10

Ikkyu – 1,4,8,11 & 12

Dan Grade being taken:

Shodan 5 Zen Ken Ren kata selected from katas 1-8 with written paper. Not timed.

Nidan 5 Zen Ken Ren kata:.the same kata as selected for Shodan with written paper. Not timed.

Sandan 6 Zen Ken Ren kata selected from katas 1-10 with written paper. Timed: 7 minutes.

Yondan 1 free choice Koryu kata, plus 5 Zen Ken Ren kata with written paper. Timed: 7 minutes.

Godan 2 free choice Koryu kata, plus 4 Zen Ken Ren kata with written paper. Timed: 7 minutes.

Note: Zen Ken Ren kata’s are selected by the grading panel.

LIST OF GRADING QUESTIONS

The following questions are produced for the selection by the Iaido Board/Chief Examiner for Dan Grade Examinations. Selection is not limited to these questions and members are advised to study all areas of training requirements and supporting information offered by their Instructors/Sensei. The following questions may be asked at any level but the answer is expected commensurate with the level you are being examined to see if it is appropriate for that level. When possible the examination questions should be issued well prior to the examination date so that students can do adequate research and submit a typed response that will be handed in at the Grading Registration table before commencing the practical examination.

  1. State the purpose of learning iaido
  2. Describe the relationship of iaido to kendo
  3. Give a brief summary of the following terms:
    • Metsuke
    • Nuki-tsuke
    • Kir-tsuke
    • Chiburi
    • Noto
    • Ma-ai
    • Zanshin
    • Saya-biki
    • Sei and do
    • Reiho
    • Reigi
  4. Discuss conformity of the mind (kokoro) and will power (kiryoku)
  5. State the details about posture and movement of the feet in iaido techniques
  6. Explain the matter of respiratory control (kokyu)
  7. Explain hand-guard (tsuba) control and making the draw (koiguchi no kirigata)
  8. Give the name of the Founder of your ryu and the names of the various techniques you have learned
  9. List key procedures and warning advice necessary to the safe practise of iaido
  10. List the components on the sword and saya diagram provided

Tamiya Ryu Iai

Tamiya Ryu was founded by Tamiya Heibei Shigemasa during the Tempo Era (1573 – 1591).

Tamiya Ryu Iai is an ancient martial art that has been practised for centuries in Japan and is taught and practised at Bujutsu Martial Arts.

The first set of 11 Tamiya kata are as follows:

Omote No Maki: The Surface (shoden)

  1. Inazuma (Lightning)
  2. Oshinuki (Pin down and draw)
  3. Yokemi (Body protection)
  4. Mawarikakari (Turn and attack)
  5. Mune no katana (Chest sword)
  6. Tsukahazushi (Removing from the hilt)
  7. Tsukitome (Stopping the truts)
  8. Shiranami (White capped waves)
  9. Nigemi (Body escape)
  10. Oitachi (Drive away)
  11. Chojo (The summit)

Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei Iaido Katas

Entering the Dojo

Ippon Me Mae

Nihon Me Ushiro

Sanbon Me Ukengashi

Yohon Me Tsuka Ate

Gohon Me Kesagiri

Roppon Me Morotezuki

Nanahon Me Sapogiri

Happon Me Ganmen Ate

Kyuhon Me Zoete Zuki

Juppon Me Shihogiri

Ju Ippon Me Sougiri

Leaving the Dojo

Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei Jodo Katas

Ippon Me Tsuki Zue

Nihon Me Suigetsu

Sanbon Me Hissage

Yohon Me Shamen

Gohon Me Sakan

Roppon Me Monomi

Nanahon Me Kasumi

Happon Tachi Otoshi

Nanahon Me Kasumi

Juppon Me Seigan

Ju Ippon Me Midare Dome

Ju Nihon Me Ran Ai

Jodo Basics

Kamae

Shi Uchi Kotai

Tandoku Dosa

Sotai Dosa